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Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
place. great. >>> in england, shock waves from the scandal that rattled rupert murdoch's media empire reached the british government today. a top aide to british prime minister david cameron, arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman now on the tabloid world out of control. >> reporter: when andy coulson was editor of "the news of the world," the paper he ran destroyed people's lives. >> i can't say anymore at this stage. >> reporter: arrested this morning, facing charges of perjury, bribing police, hacking people's phones in search of scoops. andy coulson is also uncomfortably the former spokesman of british prime minister david cameron, who, today, scrambled to distance himself. >>>> the press freedom does not mean the press should be above the law. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" was, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his gi
ABC
Jul 23, 2011 12:00am EDT
they have celsius over there. [ applause ] thank you. meanwhile, billionaire media tycoon rupert murdoch was sweating a lot this morning. he and his son james testified before the british house of commons. rupert murdoch owns news corp. which owns the fox network and a number of newspapers, includin "news of the world," whichh is tabloid that allegedly hacked into the phones of 4,000 people mostly celebrities. apparently they couldn't wait the 10 minutes for victoria beckham to tweet what she ate for lunch. they needed to know immediately. of course she does not eat lunch. we know that. [ applause ] but they may also have targeted politicians and even some victims of crimes to get stories, which is a big deal. so they brought rupert murdoch in for questioning to find out how much of this he knew about. and throughout the interrogation, he did an odd thing. he kept pounding on the table. watch this. >> i need to say something. and this is not an excuse. maybe an explanation. "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. employ 53,000 people around the world who are proud and great
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
one of the biggest newspapers down in 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> princess in prison. she's been a royal for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness. inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
grace will join us more. >>> now on the phone hacking rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend and the top police officer resigning. jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed news of the world. on friday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arrested by appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. >> reporter: as the news tighten, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. rupert murdoch hoped that james would take over the family empire that is now not clear either will survive. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and was said with informat
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid the daily mirror, they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victi
ABC
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
new with today's allegations that not one but three murdoch papers breaking the law, sometimes use hardened criminals to break stories. it was the most personal and private family matter, in 2006 just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister they found their infant son had cystic p cystic fibrosis. >> they would mow me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and told me they would run it. >> reporter: how did that happen? >> in tears. >> another scandal about it. and with it for the first time it is spreading beyond "news of the world." allegations that murdoch's son own the awe dust sunday times look broke the law to get stories. >> i'm wondering if you can help me. that call to a law office who was said to be an accountant working and looking at the financial times looking for some dirt. the questiroyal's reporter cliv goodman asked for carne from andy soleson to buy the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family and their staff. in that e-mail goodman says a proil protection officer has a stolen company and wants $1,6
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
parties. you could run into the results of their work. >> he's the former editor of rupert murdoch's now-defunct news of the world. morgan decidedly denies any involvement in the scandal. >> i have never hacked into phones or published any story based on the phone hacking. >> the judge this week will have inquiry into whether britain needs tougher media regulation. >>> he puts contestants on the spot and now a popular game show host is nursing wounds after catching a burglar in the act. t.j. winnick explains. >> game show host alex trebek explained his harrowing ordeal in a san francisco hotel in typical jeopardy fashion. >> at 2:30 yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hall at my san francisco hotel -- >> the 71-year-old toasted the the national geographic world headquarterchampionship at google headquarters. on tuesday morning he and his wife were awakened by an intruder in their hotel room. a 56-year-old burglar with a long rap sheet. he tasted the woman down the hallway until his heel gave way. >> a snapping sound. i played sports all my life. >> he gave police a description a
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
everyone. >>> rupert murdoch is in damage control mode over the growing phone hacking scandal at one of his british newspapers. murdoch arrives in london today. reporters for the 168-year-old "news of the world" are accused of hacking cell phones of crime victim, celebrities and politicians. three people have been arrested and the weekly tabloid is ceasing publication tomorrow. >>> the obama administration is sending a strong signal to anti-government protesters in searia. the u.s. ambassador to syria met demonstrators on the streets of the besieged city friday. hundreds of thousands greeted him with roses and olive branches. >>> citizens of the world's newest nation were literally dancing in the streets. south sudan is celebrating its independence from sudan after decades of civil war. south sudan is expected next week to become the 193rd country recognized by the united nations. >>> astronauts aboard "atlantis" will spend most of their first full day looking for damage. the liftoff of the shuttle went off almost without a hitch. a crowd of almost a million turned out to watch that launch.
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> rupert murdoch isn't going to buy sky tv network. all major parties demanded he withdraw the bid after anger increases over employees hacked into voice mailboxes of a kidnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> sometimes in you want a job done right you just have to get in there and do it yourself. that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show ended. ratings of own have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but sold $32 million in ticks. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows" will be cost more for tickets. >> giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursday, the surge of pride for the women of the u.s. world cup team. now just one win away from another title. >> this is incredible. we'd love to see them take it all. >>> also, the stars were out for espn's espy awards. wait till y
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery scandal. that's according to "the wall street journal" which murdoch also owns. it says the company is already looking for potential buyers for the son and "times" of london. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. as you're about to see, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. this takes it to a new level. >> there's no sound like a real screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the shark just bucks and i cannot get enough leverage to do anything about it so it just flipped me instantly and i was in the water. >> reporter: overboard you can see the shark dangero
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire has now spread to the unitete states. congressional lawmakers are asking the fbi to investigate whether murdoch's newspapers tried to hack into the phone records of september 11th victims. today a ninth man was now arrested in connection with phone hacking at the "news of the world." this time it was a top editor. >>> in india's financial capital mumbai is on high alert after three bombings rocked the city at rush hour. investigators are combing debris trying to determine which terror group is behind the attack, which killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 140. >>> and new evidence this morning that any recovery in the housing market is still a long way off. foreclosure activity actually rose by 4% last month compared to may. now analysts expect at least 800,000 homes will be repossessed this year alone. they say that number would be far higher, but banks are actually backed up trying to process all thehe defaults. >>> and finally, the academy awards of theports world. they are espn's espy awards complete with red carpet fashi
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 12:00am EDT
surrounding the news corporation and c eo murdoch. we will see you here tomorrow. >>> tonight on an all new "jimmy kimmel live." >> i've been off the fair for two weeks. the sex change operation went off without a hitch. >> roseanne barr. >> i am in love with the macadamia nut. >> aaron paul. >> seriously, i come here like two or three nights a week. >> you're here more than me. >> and music from viva brother. >> they closed the whole freeway down so oprah could go for a jog. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel with a word about the casio g'zone commando, the 3g android smartphone with a rugged design that meets military specs for water and shock resistance. in other words, it's the smartphone that's as tough as it is smart. but don't just take my word for it -- let's dial my friend here. [ phone ringing ] >> who's this? >> jimmy: hi, yeah, it's jimmy. >> j jmy kimmel? >> jimmy: yes, jimmy kimmel. yeah, we've got you out on hollywood boulevard in a dunk tank. and that's my cousin sal. cousin sal has a pretty good arm. sal is going to try to dunk you while you're on your g'zone phone. did you hea
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
hacking scandal by the british tabloid "news of the world." the paper owned by rupert murdoch is under fire for also hacking into the phones of a 13-year-old murder victim and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of paying off police f f stories. arrests are sasa to be imminent. >>> now here's diane sawyer with a preview of nighghs "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard i i going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every single day and that is coming up tonight on "world news," josh. >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. >>> let's check in now with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends
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